Business in brief

Aon adds to senior management team 

Aon Insurance Managers has appointed Gillian Owen as director with responsibilities for relationship management and business development, and Stacey Ford has been named human resources and office manager.  

Before joining Aon Cayman, Ms. Owen was vice president with USA Risk Group (Cayman) Ltd. where she was responsible for regulatory compliance, relationship management and business development initiatives. Prior to this, she managed a portfolio of captive insurance companies with JLT Risk Solutions (Cayman) Ltd. She has previously worked with Marsh Management Services and PwC in Cayman. 

Ms. Ford will be responsible for the development of the human resources infrastructure, which includes a talent rewards systems, education, training, career mapping and supplementary employment services within Aon Cayman. She was previously assistant HR manager with MaplesFS. 

Carey Olsen recognized 

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The offshore law firm Carey Olsen was awarded Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year in the Cayman Islands in the 2015 Corporate International Legal Awards. 

Winning firms are recognized for demonstrating excellence in terms of expertise and service levels.  

Carey Olsen’s office in the Cayman Islands, which opened in 2012, is led by five partners. Recent transactional work includes advising West Face Capital Inc. on the launch of its $600 million special situations fund and advising on the first retail debt listing on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. 

Cayman Islands Managing Partner Jarrod Farley said, “Our practice continues to expand at an impressive pace with our team growing through significant senior promotions and hires. Awards like this help to consolidate our reputation as a global firm with cross-jurisidictional expertise delivering effective, responsive and commercially-led advice.” 

Cayman Enterprise City appoints new tech officer 

Daniel Ebanks has joined the special economic zone as technology officer. In the past 10 years, Mr. Ebanks headed his own company, ADTech, which has been a key provider of networking systems and services for the zone, as well as to other financial services companies in Cayman. 

Mr. Ebanks currently serves on the board of the Information and Communications Technology Authority of the Cayman Islands.  

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